WA: Running Gully - Catherine Wyllie and Scott Frankel
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Catherine Wyllie and Scott Frankel are the owners of 'Running Gully', a property located approximately 25km south-east of Manjimup. The property is a dedicated wildlife sanctuary which adjoins State Forest on 3 sides and a pine plantation on the other side. It is Catherine and Scott's intent that the property continue to be used for conservation purposes, including the rehabilitation of wildlife.
Running Gully covers approximately 44 hectares of natural bushland, with 5 hectares used for aquaculture. A lake spanning approximately 6 hectares provides a vital water source for local wildlife. Vegetation is dominated by karris (Eucalyptus diversicolor), jarrahs (E. marginata) and blue gums (E. globulus).
Wildlife species known to inhabit the sanctuary include western grey kangaroos (Macropus fuliginosus), emus (Dromaius novaehollandiae), quokkas (Setonix brachyurus), southern brown bandicoots (Isoodon obesulus), water-rats (Hydromys chrysogaster), dibblers (Parantechinus apicalis), western quolls (Dasyurus geoffroii), brushtail possums (Trichosurus vulpecula), tiger snakes (Notechis scutatus) and bats. Running Gully is home to a wide variety of birds including tawny frogmouths (Podargus strigoides), common bronzewings (Phaps chalcoptera), wedge-tailed eagles (Aquila audax), 28 parrots (Barnardius zonarius semitorquatus), western rosellas (Platycercus icterotis), New Holland honeyeaters (Phylidonyris novaehollandiae), grey fantails (Rhipidura albiscapa), splendid (Malurus splendens) and superb (Malurus cyaneus) fairy wrens, wattlebirds (Anthochaera spp.), silvereyes (Zosterops lateralis), cormorants (Phalacrocoracidae spp.), Baudin's (Calyptorhynchus baudinii), Carnaby's black (Calyptorhynchus latirostris) and red-tailed black (Calyptorhynchus banksii) cockatoos as well as ducks and seasonal birds which depend on the lake as a water source.